Buffett increases his brewing stake

Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company run by investor Warren Buffett, has increased its stake in brewer Anheuser-Busch from 9.5 million shares to 44.7 million...

Filipino government to pull out of food and drinks

The Filipino government looks like it might finally be dispensing its 41 percent stake in the food and beverage company San Miguel Corp. ...

Food containers to grow by 3 percent

A study has predicted that the US demand for food containers is projected to expand by 3 percent per year to 249 billion units...

Top designer Stark backs olive cans

Premium products call for the best packaging, and that means metal, according to top French designer Phillippe Stark. And he’s put his money where...

Indian seminar reviews innovation

The second International Seminar on Tinplate Packaging took place in Mumbai, India at the beginning of November. The event was well attended by more...

Rostar starts up second line at St Petersburg

Russian beverage canmaker Rostar has commissioned a second line at its plant at Vsevolzhsk, near St Petersburg, bringing the plant’s capacity to 1.7 billion...

Talleres Ezquerra takes over Sommetrade

Spanish seaming specialist Talleres Ezquerra has acquired fellow company Sommetrade. San Adrián-based Talleres Ezquerra manufactures and overhauls can seamers, while Bilbao-based supplies seaming and...

Bottle cans reach Mexico

CCL Container is producing 8.4oz impact-extruded aluminium bottles for the Hot drink by Mexico’s Innovación Comercial en Alimentos. The 53mm diameter bottles...

Vogel & Noot expands in Europe

Austria’s Vogel & Noot (V&N) has expanded its operations in south east Europe with the acquisition of a controlling share in Saturnus Embalaza DD,...